Strike Over! SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative Agreement with AMPTP
On Wednesday, SAG-AFTRA's TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee voted unanimously to approve a tentative agreement with the AMPTP. As of 12:01am on November 9, the 118 day long strike has been officially suspended and all picket locations are closed. From SAG-AFTRA's statement:
"In a contract valued at over one billion dollars, we have achieved a deal of extraordinary scope that includes 'above-pattern' minimum compensation increases, unprecedented provisions for consent and compensation that will protect members from the threat of AI, and for the first time establishes a streaming participation bonus. Our Pension & Health caps have been substantially raised, which will bring much needed value to our plans. In addition, the deal includes numerous improvements for multiple categories including outsize compensation increases for background performers, and critical contract provisions protecting diverse communities.
We have arrived at a contract that will enable SAG-AFTRA members from every category to build sustainable careers. Many thousands of performers now and into the future will benefit from this work.
We also thank our union siblings — the workers that power this industry — for the sacrifices they have made while supporting our strike and that of the Writers Guild of America. We stand together in solidarity and will be there for you when you need us."
Full details of the agreement will be provided after the tentative agreement is reviewed by the SAG-AFTRA National Board. Follow SAG-AFTRA for updates as they're announced!